The Starks and Lannisters (A Song of Ice and Fire series, by George R.R. Martin)Read about another entry on the list.
The five children of Ned and Catelyn Stark, plus their outsider half-brother Jon Snow, have had a rough ride in this blockbuster saga. The very qualities that make them so admirable spell their downfall, because honor can be a real handicap in Westeros. The Lannister brood, meanwhile, are known for pyrotechnic rivalries and a penchant for breaking taboos, providing an effective foil to the loyal Starks. And let’s not even get into the Targaryens, those crazy weirdos.
A Song of Ice and Fire is among Ferreira's six favorite redheads in literature and six best books with dragons, Joel Cunningham's seven top books featuring long winters. The Red Wedding in A Storm of Swords is one of Ferreira's top six most momentous weddings in fiction. The Lannister family from A Game of Thrones is one of Jami Attenberg's top ten dysfunctional families in literature. A Game of Thrones is one of Nicole Hill's top six books on gluttony.
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